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New Post for the New Year

January 2, 2018

Even though I finished this weaving a while ago, I’m just now getting around to posting it here, mainly because I’ve been lazy about writing.

This band is another approach to the pick-up weaving technique that involves some more complicated manipulation for the edges.  The pattern comes from this site, whose author has produced a large number of patterns for a wide variety of different types of weaving.  It’s all in Norwegian, so Google Translate will come in handy at times!

Green Pick Up

While traditionally this type of weaving was done with white linen and red wool, modern patterns allow for a much wider variety of color combinations, and I put together colors that appealed to me from what I had on hand.

The center pattern is done with size 10 crochet thread for the green and size 3 for the off white pattern threads.  The borders are done entirely with size 10 thread and are also done using pick-up, which was a learning process for me to start.  It especially makes a big difference here to make sure that the border pattern is in sync with the center pattern in terms of which shed is on top (heddled or unheddled).  The other discovery was having to expand my pattern until the repeat of the border and the repeat of the center synced up.  This made for a rather long pattern!

I like the way this turned out.  The color combination is appealing to me and I like the double-sided nature of this technique.

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